Friendship Quotes

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What I cannot love, I overlook. Is that real friendship?
Anais Nin

Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
Baltasar Gracian

I would like to express to all Londoners, to all of the British people, the solidarity, the compassion and the friendship of France and the French people. [on London terrorist attacks, 7th July 2005]
Jacques Chirac

All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wilcox

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
Kahlil Gibran

Friendship needs to be rooted in respect, but love can live upon itself alone
Ouida

Friendship's an abstract of this noble flame,
'Tis love refin'd, and purged from all its dross,
'Tis next to angel's love, if not the same,
As strong in passion is, though not so gross.
Katherine Philips

Yes, we must ever be friends; and of all who offer you friendship let me be ever the first, the truest, the nearest and dearest!
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Friendship is but a name. I love no one
Napoleon Bonaparte

Friendship is Love without his wings!
Lord Byron

Friendship is essentially a partnership.
Aristotle

Every business is built on friendship.
J C Penney

Friendship and mutual co-operation must be the keywords for alternative ways of working once the Euro Ivory Tower has been demolished.
Steve Blake

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
Bruce Lee

Friendship's said to be a plant of tedious growth, its root composed of tender fibres, nice in their taste, cautious in spreading.
Sir John Vanbrugh

Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.
Sir Thomas Aquinas

In politics shared hatreds are almost always the basis of friendships.
Tocqueville

If we take matrimony at it's lowest, we regard it as a sort of friendship recognised by the police.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Real friendship is shown in times of trouble; prosperity is full of friends.
Euripides

How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.
Albert Camus

Friendship is not possible between two women, one of whom is very well dressed.
Laurie Colwin

Friendships begin with liking or gratitude roots that can be pulled up.
George Eliot

I feel that I contributed well, but my strength and energy in that department is running out. I made, not friendships, never got anywhere like that, but you know I've formed slight bonds with people and they were lovely and gracious
Lesley Brain

I heard what Ashley Cole said about kicking me if he has to, but he will have to catch me first. When we step out on to the pitch on Sunday, all friendships will be forgotten.
Robert Pires

But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.
Thomas Jefferson

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
Kahlil Gibran

The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.
Francis Bacon

Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is the best ending for one.
Henry Ward Beecher

Moral science is better occupied when treating of friendship than of justice.
Sir Thomas Aquinas

Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.
George Eliot

The little trouble in the world that is not due to love is due to friendship.
Edgar Watson Howe

True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.
George Washington

I have always laid it down as a maxim -and found it justified by experience -that a man and a woman make far better friendships than can exist between two of the same sex -but then with the condition that they never have made or are to make love to each other.
Lord Byron

It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly, Can never know what true friendship means.
Charles Kingsley

You don't just luck into things as much as you would like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it is friendships or opportunities.
Barbara Bush

A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.
John D Rockefeller

And even though we donít have the professional relationship anymore, the love and friendship we have for each other will remain. He is like a father to me and I hope we both keep succeeding in our careers. [on coach Larri Passos]
Gustavo Kuerten

Read as you taste fruit or savour wine, or enjoy friendship, love or life.
George Herbert

A friendship like love is warm; a love like friendship is steady.
Sir Thomas More

One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.
Brooks Adams

It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, to hide the truth in their breasts, and show, like jugglers, another thing in their mouths, to cut all friendships and enmities to the measure of their own interest, and to make a good countenance without the help of good will.
Kenneth Tynan

Louise this could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship
Humphrey Bogart

If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own.
Charlotte Bronte

If a fox is unable to befriend a tiger, then the fox should create an illusion of close association with the tiger by carefully trailing behind the cat while boasting of the deep friendship they share. In this way, he creates an impression that his well being is of great concern to the tiger.
Chin-Ning Chu

No one person can possibly combine all the elements supposed to make up what everyone means by friendship.
Francis Crawford

Love will enter cloaked in friendship's name.
Ovid

Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
Honore De Balzac

Friendship's the wine of life: but friendship new... is neither strong nor pure.
Edward Young

I don't know what the fuss is about. There are 7,000 girls [on her friendship with Mick Jagger]
Carla Bruni

Madam, I have been looking for a person who disliked gravy all my life; let us swear eternal friendship.
Sydney Smith



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